Off The Lane is excited to announce its new digital mentorship program designed to give artists everywhere a glimpse of living in The Big Apple. Based in New York City, the organization pairs trained mentors with soon-to-be or recent college graduates looking to take the next step in making their dreams come true.
The Mentorship Program is entirely free and connects dedicated working professionals in the artistic community in NYC with students from across the country. In a 30-minute digital session each week, professionals ranging from Broadway actors, casting producers, film/ TV professionals, entrepreneurs, and more, share their city experience with passionate students.
The goal of the program is to cover a wide variety of topics that set students up for success. Some of the content covered includes housing, transportation, resume building, and securing a side-hustle to support artists while they audition and pursue their creative endeavors.
After two successful sessions and receiving applications from students with passions for theatre and dance to website coding and sound design, the Mentorship Program is looking forward to its first full-length 12-week program introducing NYC to young artists everywhere.
Off The Lane CEO Kristal Mallookis says, “When I decided I wanted to start a non-profit, I knew that my passion revolved around developing an organization for the artistic community. The Mentorship Program is all about community and setting our Mentees up for success as they start to navigate their careers.”
The program is currently accepting Mentee applications until Aug. 15, 2020, for the 12-week Fall Session. (Program starts Sept. 1, 2020, and goes until Nov. 24, 2020)
For more information and to apply, visit www.offthelane.org.